Construction of the Plaza Saringan Begins

The commencement of the Plaza Saringan construction was marked by the laying of the first stone by the President Director of PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) Suryo Eko Hadianto together with the Regent of Muara Enim Nasrun Umar, at Kawasan Eks Pasar Buah Bantingan Tanjung Enim on Thursday afternoon (May 20, 2021).

Before heading to the groundbreaking of Plaza Saringan, the President Director of PTBA and the Regent of Muara Enim together with the Muara Enim Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda) of the Muara Enim Regency, the Board of Directors of PTBA, Tripika, Lawang Kidul District, PTBA Management, and the Head of the Regional Government of Muara Enim Regency watched the video of Tanjung Enim Tourism City at Gedung Rechall Tanah Putih PTBA Tanjung Enim.

The President Director of PTBA in his speech said that the Plaza is only one of the various infrastructures built to make Tanjung Enim a Tourist Destination City. This idea of making Tanjung Enim a tourist destination was launched four years ago. Then Bukit Asam, the local government, community groups and other stakeholders made an agreement to make this idea a reality.

Other facilities that have been built are the Waterpark, the Coal Museum, the Arts Building, the Meeting Building, the Culinary Building, the Tourism Pool, and several others. This progress proves Bukit Asam's determination in realizing Tanjung Enim as a tourist destination city.

However due to Covid-19 pandemic the construction was hindered, but slowly but surely it still continues towards making our beloved city a tourist destination.

In an area of ​​4,371 square meters, the first stone will be laid as the groundbreaking of Plaza Saringan construction. Tanjung Enim is going to be more beautiful with open spaces, parks, pedestrians, and other facilities to be built there. The project with a total value of IDR3.1 billion is targeted for completion in 6 months.

PTBA has set its noble purpose in the Mining Industry Indonesia: “We Explore Natural Resources for Civilization, Prosperity and a Brighter Future” and is committed to taking an optimal role in making Tanjung Enim a Tourist Destination City with a full support from other companies and stakeholders.

"Tanjung Enim to become a tourist destination city will only be realized if all elements of the government, society, community groups and companies in Tanjung Enim are united, supporting each other, and contributing optimally in taking on their respective roles," he said.

Suryo said that we not only just build, but more importantly have to take care of everything that already exists. We also need to build a mental and cultural support for the realization of Tanjung Enim Tourism City. "We hope that with the facilities built in supporting Tanjung Enim to become a Tourism Destination City, the community's economic independence will also increase," he added.

Meanwhile, Regent of Muara Enim Nasrun Umar feels grateful and proud that Muara Enim Regency, especially the Saringan area, Tanjung Enim Market will have a courtyard or a plaza, a public open space, which will later add to the beauty of Tanjung Enim urban planning, which we have declared as a mining tourism city in South Sumatra Province.

"On behalf of the Muara Enim Regency Government and all the people of Muara Enim Regency, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the contribution and concern of PTBA to various developments in Muara Enim Regency,” he said.

He also advised the people “dak pacak ngiloki njage jadilah”, take care and make the best use of this Plaza Saringan facility for the beauty of the city and the convenience of its residents. The community, including the traders, must be able to use the facilities neatly and in an orderly manner.

"Hopefully Tanjung Enim as a tourist destination city is not inferior to Sawahlunto and PTBA will be more successful in becoming a leading SOE in Indonesia and the pride of Muara Enim Regency," he said.